Hillwood High

Summary:

Hillwood High is a public high school in Nashville, Tennessee, serving 1,123 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Davidson County school district, which is ranked 122 out of 140 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hillwood High has a diverse student population, with 35.53% White, 29.74% African American, and 26.36% Hispanic students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by state standardized test scores, is generally lower than the state and county averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 35.8% of Hillwood High students were proficient or better in TNReady/Biology I, compared to the state average of 42.9% and the Davidson County average of 26.5%. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom third of Tennessee high schools, with a ranking of 305 out of 384 schools in the 2022-2023 school year, placing it in the bottom 20% of high schools in the state.

Hillwood High's academic performance is significantly lower than that of nearby high-performing schools, such as Hume-Fogg High and Martin Luther King Jr. School, which rank among the top 5 and 4 high schools in Tennessee, respectively. The school's diverse student population and significant achievement gaps across different student subgroups suggest that Hillwood High may face challenges related to socioeconomic factors, resource allocation, and targeted interventions for underperforming groups.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 400 Davidson RD
       Nashville, TN  37205


(615) 353-2025

District: Davidson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
305th of 384 Tennessee High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,738 Help


Feeder schools for Hillwood High:

Elementary:    Charlotte Park Elementary
    Gower Elementary
    Harpeth Valley Elementary
    Westmeade Elementary
Middle:    Bellevue Middle
    H. G. Hill Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  1,123

Racial breakdown:

White:
35.5%
African American:
29.7%
Hispanic:
26.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.5% Help


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Compare Details Hillwood High ranks worse than 79.4% of high schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 14th among 25 ranked high schools in the Davidson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hillwood High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (35.5%), African American (29.7%), Hispanic (26.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hillwood High is 16.5, which is the 15th best among 25 high schools in the Davidson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hillwood High is $12,738. 17 high schools in the Davidson County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hillwood High:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillwood High 305th of 384 Tennessee public high schools. (See Hillwood High in the ranking list.)

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Davidson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Davidson County 122nd of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Hillwood High

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Rank History for all students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 27.23 235th 267 12.0%
2011 26.37 237th 273 13.2%
2012 17.18 248th 269 7.8%
2013 37.96 233rd 285 18.2%
2014 35.99 233rd 296 21.3%
2015 40.21 232nd 300 22.7%
2016 31.04 262nd 351 25.4%
2017 26.09 219th 273 19.8%
2018 17.47 299th 341 12.3%
2019 18.03 294th 342 14.0%
2021 19.03 295th 347 15.0%
2022 18.77 302nd 358 15.6%
2023 24.75 305th 384 20.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.13 1st 2 50.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.18 126th 159 20.8%
2019 50.80 56th 127 55.9%
2023 27.43 120th 154 22.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.50 287th 308 6.8%
2019 16.80 285th 302 5.6%
2021 19.66 273rd 317 13.9%
2022 20.62 273rd 322 15.2%
2023 19.92 286th 330 13.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.51 279th 337 17.2%
2021 21.69 280th 340 17.6%
2022 19.26 292nd 350 16.6%
2023 21.78 303rd 366 17.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.89 289th 329 12.2%
2021 18.23 289th 332 13.0%
2022 18.15 299th 349 14.3%
2023 22.55 289th 359 19.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.51 46th 47 2.1%
2019 24.77 37th 45 17.8%
2021 15.78 45th 48 6.3%
2022 30.24 40th 47 14.9%
2023 18.87 40th 45 11.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.21 179th 199 10.1%
2019 22.13 161st 187 13.9%
2021 22.18 170th 208 18.3%
2022 16.35 199th 222 10.4%
2023 19.10 203rd 239 15.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.11 126th 159 20.8%
2019 20.37 132nd 153 13.7%
2021 12.93 172nd 180 4.4%
2022 14.23 183rd 189 3.2%
2023 10.41 199th 202 1.5%
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Rank History for White students at Hillwood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.95 288th 307 6.2%
2019 22.49 267th 301 11.3%
2021 24.38 254th 306 17.0%
2022 23.31 263rd 312 15.7%
2023 26.51 263rd 325 19.1%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Hillwood High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1020 270 27 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1324
1989 1022 317 23 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1370
1990 976 305 9 6 1 n/a n/a 10 1307
1991 974 314 24 4 0 n/a n/a 2 1318
1992 943 304 23 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1274
1993 938 350 38 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1330
1994 935 307 31 8 2 n/a n/a 9 1292
1995 843 301 32 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1186
1996 843 301 32 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1186
1997 858 258 42 7 7 n/a n/a -39 1133
1998 533 431 32 18 2 n/a n/a 0 1016
1999 712 265 10 40 6 n/a n/a 0 1033
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1095 1095
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1027 1027
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1353 1353
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1353 1353
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1399 1399
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1603 1603
2006 690 633 66 54 2 n/a n/a 0 1445
2007 612 638 68 68 2 n/a n/a 0 1388
2008 586 706 53 73 1 n/a n/a 0 1419
2009 508 575 61 77 3 n/a n/a 0 1224
2010 522 436 87 82 2 n/a n/a 0 1129
2011 565 451 100 89 2 4 2 0 1213
2012 580 447 94 103 1 4 1 0 1230
2013 580 445 94 86 2 4 2 0 1213
2014 560 439 86 105 0 1 6 0 1197
2015 531 397 90 125 1 2 8 0 1154
2016 530 432 92 146 1 2 8 0 1211
2017 481 410 90 163 1 0 12 0 1157
2018 492 343 85 170 1 1 10 0 1102
2019 480 367 72 178 0 1 9 0 1107
2020 430 391 71 193 0 1 13 0 1099
2021 425 365 69 197 2 2 20 0 1080
2022 372 370 63 247 1 1 27 0 1081
2023 399 334 58 296 2 1 33 0 1123

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hillwood High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1324 79.0 16.7 n/a
1989 1370 81.0 16.9 n/a
1990 1307 81.0 16.1 n/a
1991 1318 81.0 16.2 n/a
1992 1274 81.0 15.7 n/a
1993 1330 81.0 16.4 n/a
1994 1292 80.0 16.1 n/a
1995 1186 58.0 20.4 n/a
1996 1186 58.0 20.4 n/a
1997 1133 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1016 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1033 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 1095 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 1027 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 1353 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1353 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1399 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1603 n/a n/a n/a
2006 1445 77.2 18.7 n/a
2007 1388 80.2 17.3 47.5
2008 1419 83.7 17.0 49.5
2009 1224 78.0 15.7 59.6
2010 1129 72.0 15.6 63.2
2011 1213 75.0 16.1 51.8
2012 1230 75.0 16.4 57.2
2013 1213 73.5 16.5 59.7
2014 1197 66.0 18.1 56.7
2015 1154 64.0 18.0 65.6
2016 1211 67.0 18.0 57.5
2017 1157 63.5 18.2 n/a
2018 1102 60.1 18.3 n/a
2019 1107 55.1 20.0 n/a
2020 1099 63.0 17.4 n/a
2021 1080 64.2 16.8 n/a
2022 1081 59.5 18.1 n/a
2023 1123 68.0 16.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Hillwood High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1324 79.0 16.7 n/a
1989 1370 81.0 16.9 n/a
1990 1307 81.0 16.1 n/a
1991 1318 81.0 16.2 n/a
1992 1274 81.0 15.7 n/a
1993 1330 81.0 16.4 n/a
1994 1292 80.0 16.1 n/a
1995 1186 58.0 20.4 n/a
1996 1186 58.0 20.4 n/a
1997 1133 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1016 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1033 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 1095 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 1027 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 1353 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1353 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1399 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1603 n/a n/a n/a
2006 1445 77.2 18.7 n/a
2007 1388 80.2 17.3 47.5
2008 1419 83.7 17.0 49.5
2009 1224 78.0 15.7 59.6
2010 1129 72.0 15.6 63.2
2011 1213 75.0 16.1 51.8
2012 1230 75.0 16.4 57.2
2013 1213 73.5 16.5 59.7
2014 1197 66.0 18.1 56.7
2015 1154 64.0 18.0 65.6
2016 1211 67.0 18.0 57.5
2017 1157 63.5 18.2 n/a
2018 1102 60.1 18.3 n/a
2019 1107 55.1 20.0 n/a
2020 1099 63.0 17.4 n/a
2021 1080 64.2 16.8 n/a
2022 1081 59.5 18.1 n/a
2023 1123 68.0 16.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Hillwood High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $561 (4.1%) $12,677 (92.0%) $13,784
2020 $543 (4.7%) $10,451 (91.3%) $11,447
2021 $1,524 (12.0%) $11,034 (86.6%) $12,738

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hillwood High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 294th of 342 High schoolsRanks 305th of 384 High schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade Integrated Math II (Hillwood High)42.579.4
 36.9%
   9th Grade Integrated Math II (Davidson County)5357.3
 4.3%
   9th Grade Integrated Math II (Tennessee)69.577.6
 8.1%
9th Grade English I (Hillwood High)18.522
 3.5%
   9th Grade English I (Davidson County)2826.8
 1.2%
   9th Grade English I (Tennessee)33.336
 2.7%
10th Grade Integrated Math II (Hillwood High)11.25.1
 6.1%
   10th Grade Integrated Math II (Davidson County)9.67.9
 1.7%
   10th Grade Integrated Math II (Tennessee)2319.8
 3.2%
10th Grade Integrated Math III (Hillwood High)11.319
 7.7%
   10th Grade Integrated Math III (Davidson County)29.950.6
 20.7%
   10th Grade Integrated Math III (Tennessee)52.770.5
 17.8%
10th Grade English II (Hillwood High)30.635.7
 5.1%
   10th Grade English II (Davidson County)27.340.3
 13%
   10th Grade English II (Tennessee)4450.7
 6.7%
11th Grade US History (Hillwood High)10.214
 3.8%
   11th Grade US History (Davidson County)10.717.3
 6.6%
   11th Grade US History (Tennessee)29.639.7
 10.1%
12th Grade US History (Hillwood High)14.327.3
 13%
   12th Grade US History (Davidson County)6.415.2
 8.8%
   12th Grade US History (Tennessee)27.834.1
 6.3%
All Grades Integrated Math II (Hillwood High)15.714.6
 1.1%
   All Grades Integrated Math II (Davidson County)17.115.6
 1.5%
   All Grades Integrated Math II (Tennessee)27.924.9
 3%
All Grades US History (Hillwood High)10.415
 4.6%
   All Grades US History (Davidson County)10.617.6
 7%
   All Grades US History (Tennessee)28.638.5
 9.9%
All Grades English I (Hillwood High)18.522
 3.5%
   All Grades English I (Davidson County)27.326.5
 0.8%
   All Grades English I (Tennessee)32.735.4
 2.7%
All Grades English II (Hillwood High)30.132.8
 2.7%
   All Grades English II (Davidson County)25.437.1
 11.7%
   All Grades English II (Tennessee)42.749.4
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students11071123
 1.4%
African American367334
 9%
American Indian02
Asian7258
 19.4%
Hispanic178296
 66.3%
Pacific Islander11
White480399
 16.9%
Two or More Races933
 266.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillwood High

Hillwood High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Charlotte Park Elementary
Elementary : Gower Elementary
Elementary : Harpeth Valley Elementary
Elementary : Westmeade Elementary
Middle : Bellevue Middle
Middle : H. G. Hill Middle

Hillwood High ranks in the bottom 20.6% of Tennessee high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,123 students attended Hillwood High.

Students at Hillwood High are 36% White, 30% African American, 26% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 3% Two or more races.


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